The Busy Triathlete’s Half Ironman Training Plan

  • By Triathlete Europe
  • Published March 17, 2011
  • Updated July 11, 2013 at 10:49 am

You don’t have to risk losing your job or improvise childcare to squeeze in training for a 70.3- distance race into your already time-starved schedule. In fact, the step up from an Olympic distance to a half-iron event is more achievable than you might think. The mid-week volume is similar, making it obtainable for those who already put in 50-plus-hour work weeks. The longer weekend workouts, on the other hand, do require some planning around family and other responsibilities. This 16-week plan is designed for the busy athlete who has completed at least one sprint or Olympic distance triathlon. The training volume is moderate by most standards with a weekly average of between six and 12 hours. The programme contains sufficient endurance work but with enough intensity to get you to your half- iron finish line feeling strong and accomplished.

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